Extra work!

Who woulda thunk it?!?! Me and my trusty minivan would make it to the big leagues?!?!  

I got the call late Monday night, to work as a background actress for the new series, Animal Kingdom. WB has ordered 10 episodes for production. They will start airing June 7, 2016 on TNT. The show is set to film this month and late next month in and around Oceanside. The series is said to be based on a con- artist family who live in Oceanside. I was told I would be a pedestrian with a car for a few scenes.  

I checked in bright and early at 6:30 AM. I was whisked away to wardrobe. After wardrobe we were treated to a gourmet spread for breakfast.

After breakfast, we went to our shoot location. We played the hurry up to wait game for the next six hours. I parked my car on a side street, while I watched this green truck peel out around the corner, about two dozen times!

After they “perfected” that scene?!?! (I mean I think all two dozen times looked the same… But what do I know?) we ate lunch, another gourmet spread! 

Then it was showtime! I had to strategically place my car on a side street to make sure it was in the shot. Now, I have a couple thoughts on this. I was booted from the scene, which I was okay with, really! But, I am pretty confident that the black truck that took the stage, never even drove down the street in which my car was parked! 

 Urgh! Six hours, for what?!?! Either way, I was fine with the whole experience. What a waste of $$dinero$$ for them. I on the hand, enjoyed my behind the scenes look at a television series in the making. 
Oh, and the bathroom??? A port-a-potty built for a king! No small rectangular space for us… It was more like a small house complete with pictures on the wall, planters and tile flooring!

Moments after typing this, it was a wrap. Nope, no screen time for me or my car! Fine by me, my check should be in my bank in a couple of weeks. 

Later that afternoon, I took the kiddos to the next location, so they may get a snippet of what I had experienced earlier in the day!


Overall, it was a fun experience! I would totally do it again if they booked, either me or my van!!!


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